INTERVIEW & DEPARTURE LOCATIONS
JET Program applicants have the option of choosing one of the designated U.S. locations for the interview. All participants must appear in person, without exception, at the time of the interview. There is no option for phone interviews, video-call interviews, or interviews at other locations. Most listed locations are for both interview and departures, except for Phoenix, AZ and Salt Lake City, UT which are interview sites only. We do not conduct JET Program interviews in Japan.
Participants depart from the same location where they interviewed. It may be possible to depart from a different location, as long as it is in the same group (e.g. an individual who interviewed in a Group A city could choose to depart from another Group A city, but not a Group B city.) All U.S. departures will attend a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation in their departure city.
Individuals who are residing in Japan can choose to “depart” from within Japan and will be exempted from the Pre-Departure Orientation. They will join other JETs at the Post-Arrival Orientation in Tokyo with Group A arrivals.